I’m Tarah Beaven, the artist behind the camera, and I specialize in maternity + newborns and family + baby. My style is artistic, natural and timeless portraits serving San Francisco | East Bay and throughout the Bay Area.

I’ve always had a flair for photography. My dad was a photography enthusiast taking photos of people. I remember seeing him walking around with the latest camera gear snapping away. My maternal grandma was also a novice photographer. I have vivid memories of her coming home from traveling around the world and inviting us over to watch a slideshow of all her memories. I guess it’s just in my blood to be a photographer. If you’ve glimpsed my blog, you probably noticed that I love taking photos of my son and family (check out my ‘Living Journal‘ for the latest posts). But I also love taking emotive portraits of clients.

I studied photography at the Academy of Art in San Francisco with a focus in portraiture.  I have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur.com, Fox Business News, Yahoo!, Where Magazine San Francisco, San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Business Times.

You can view my most recent work on my blog or email me a note to say hello!

I look forward to meeting your family.



Please CONTACT me to book a session.

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